Course for Flute with Natalia Gerakis
Natalia Gerakis, Soloist, Orchestra and Chamber Musician
and Pedagogue, Stuttgart/Athens
Piano and Harpsichord accompaniment: Alexander Puliaev
The course adresses young professionals, music students, music teachers, scholars, as well as advanced amateurs, who will have the opportunity to meet and work in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Solo and chamber music repertoire for flute and piano, as well as basic technical issues, are the main focus of this course. The participants will intensively work individually and in the group on the realization of one's own targets, the preparation of concerts, competitions and auditions. Each participant should prepare 2-3 pieces of his choice.
In addition to the individual lessons there will be the possibility to play chamber music with participants of the parallel courses for Recorder, Guitar and Harpsichord/Pianoforte. You are welcome to bring your own choice of music. A list of proposals for chamber music can be send on request.
The course offers
Natalia Gerakis - Flutist
www.nataliagerakis.com, mail at nataliagerakis.com
Natalia Gerakis is considered one of the most accomplished flutists in Greece today. Both Stuttgart- and Athens-based, she has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player at major halls and festivals throughout Germany and Greece. Besides, concerts and tours have brought her to numerous European and Mediterranean countries. She has been principal flutist of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, has performed with the Athens State Orchestra, the Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra, the Wuerttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn and has collaborated with the Chamber Theater of the Stuttgart State Opera Haus. She completed her studies in Paris at the Nadia & Lili Boulanger Conservatoire in Paris with the "1er Prix de la Ville de Paris" and at the State Music Academy in Stuttgart under Prof. Jean-Claude Gérard on scholarship of the Greek State. Currently Natalia Gerakis is a sought-after tutor of international music courses (European Academy of Camerata Europaea/Germany, Adams European Flute Center/Holland, Internationaler Arbeitskreis für Musik/Germany, International Forum for Flute und Piano/Luxembourg, Springiersbacher Meisterkurse/Germany). She particularly enjoys working for concentrated short periods of time with young flutists, helping them towards achieving their own goals.